This unit orientates students to foundational principles and methods of assessment within the speech pathology profession. The unit focuses on exploration and development of transferrable knowledge and skills that underlie assessment practices across practice areas of speech pathology in working with individuals across the lifespan and from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and cultures. Students will engage with content via inquiry, case-based, simulation and reflective learning activities with reference to practice areas and professional engagement. Assessment practices will also be considered in the broader professional, regulatory, ethical and legal contexts in which speech pathology practice occurs.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Students will be directed to relevant professional and clinical guidelines as well as scientific literature in texts and journals in the VU Collaborate space for this unit.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):